Canelo Alvarez took the fight to Cesar Chavez Jr. on Saturday from the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, steamrolling him to a 120-108 unanimous decision on all three scorecards.
Although Alvarez used a lot of jabs, he threw his entire arsenal at Chavez.
Now a year later, they are going to get it on.
Taylor (20-5) said Nady stopped the fight too soon.
- YOU TURN UP IN VEGAS. that's what Canelo Alverez did right after the fight. and we got the pics. "The fight is done". It's the fight that boxing fans have been yearning for several months, as Golovkin and Alvarez are clearly the two best middleweights in the world and certainly among the best pound-for-pound boxers. "When I was born, fear was gone", he said through a translator.
It didn't matter whether fans had on Canelo or Chavez Jr. headbands, which were being sold at a feverish rate, what truly mattered was that they were there to celebrate their country's rich boxing history.
Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will throw blows against one another tonight in Vegas but first up there's quite a bit of action.
"Everywhere in the world is bidding over this fight", De La Hoya said. The fight was never in question as Alvarez battered the 31-year-old with combinations that swelled his right eye and broke his spirit.
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Chavez Jr. entered the fight with a reputation for being an underachiever, having not fought a boxer of real significance since 2012.
The formal presentation of the long-awaited Alvarez-Golovkin bout saved the day for what was otherwise a dreary, one-sided PPV card capped off by a blow-out main event.
With the contract signed and a date already set, only the venue now requires confirmation in what is the most highly anticipated boxing bout since Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.
Chavez struggled to deal with Alvarez's superior speed and power throughout, and had no answer to a series of stinging combinations from the 26-year-old that left him bleeding from both nostrils and with his left eye nearly swollen shut.
Triple G versus Canelo is the biggest fight that can be made in boxing, and it's a fight that fans have been wanting to see for over a year.
"Canelo looked good - he dominated the whole fight". "I wanted to try something new", he said post-fight.
Golovkin boasts a flawless 37-0 record following his points decision against Daniel Jacobs in March.
"In September, it will be a different style - a big drama show", he said.